Witness says woman armed with knives stabbed victim several times

Witness says woman armed with knives stabbed victim several times

Woman charged with attempted criminal homicide after alleged stabbing incident

July 18th, 2018 by Emmett Gienapp in Breaking News
Shana Smith

Shana Smith

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Prosecutors have charged a 33-year-old Chattanooga woman with attempted criminal homicide after police said they found her fighting outside an apartment early Sunday morning with another woman who had multiple stab wounds to her back. 

Police responded to the 700 block of North Germantown Road at 5:19 a.m. on reports of a stabbing and found Shana Smith fighting on the ground with Jeanette Tulloss, according to court documents. Police separated the two and noted Tulloss had been stabbed several times. 

Tulloss had four wounds and a punctured lung. She told officers she was standing at her neighbor's front door when Smith approached from behind and stabbed her. 

Smith told police a different story, saying she was standing in her own doorway when Tulloss approached and they began to argue. Smith said Tulloss punched her in the face and the two fought, but there was no knife involved. 

A woman who witnessed the incident said she heard what sounded like an argument coming from the apartment when Tulloss came over and began speaking with her. The witness said Smith then came out of the apartment armed with several knives and began to stab Tulloss in the back.

Along with attempted criminal homicide, Smith has been charged with aggravated assault. She is next scheduled to appear in court before General Sessions Judge Alex McVeagh on July 31.